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From the DOE Office of Science: Fermilab’s Dr. Marcela Carena was recently named a 2022 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellow. On January 25, 2023, all are invited to join a virtual lecture given by Dr. Carena where she will discuss her research accomplishments, career journey and experiences working at the DOE national laboratories. Registration is required for this free DOE event.

From Big Think, Jan. 10, 2023: While the Standard Model is the best theory available in modern physics to explain subatomic physics, it cannot explain why antimatter isn’t observed in nature or provide an explanation for dark matter and dark energy. Don Lincoln explains how recent measurements of muons and electrons are propelling the idea that there may be undiscovered laws of nature yet to discover.

From Big Think, Jan. 6, 2023: While astronomers debate the existence of dark matter, Don Lincoln breaks down a new paper published in Nature Astronomy that claims to debunk a key observation that strengthens the case that the Universe is full of unseen matter.

From Virginia Tech, Jan. 4, 2023: Learn more about what researchers from the Virginia Tech Center for Neutrino Physics are contributing to the international DUNE collaboration. The Center is well-known for combining experimental and theoretical physics to study neutrinos as they bump into the argon inside the DUNE detector and leave behind trails of energy.

Forces Net, Jan. 3, 2023: Fermilab researchers recently collaborated with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center to build a compact SRF electron accelerator prototype at the IARC. This collaborative work used electron beam accelerator technology to create surfacing materials to serve military transport to improve and extend the lifespan of modern runways and other surfaces.

From Live Science, Dec. 29, 2022: This past year proved successful for particle physics research. Read more about the eight projects identified by Live Science as the biggest and best physics stories of 2022 and how Fermilab was a part of two of them.

From Nasdaq, Dec. 15, 2022: Quantum computing can perform calculations in ways that are impossible for classical computers. It was recently announced that Google’s Sycamore quantum processor was used by researchers from Caltech, Google, Fermilab, MIT and Harvard to generate and control what is equivalent to an Einstein-Rosen bridge, or more commonly referred to as a wormhole.

From New Scientist, Dec. 16, 2022: This year was another busy year in science and technology and New Scientist news editors’ have chosen some of the biggest scientific developments, discoveries and events in 2022. Included in this year’s selections is the April 2022 announcement of the mass of the W boson that used Fermilab’s Tevatron.